Yogic Lifestyle

Come explore the lifestyle of a yoga practitioner! Discover foods and recipes that support a calm and peaceful yogic life. Learn about the science of Ayurveda to strengthen and heal your body, mind and heart. Check out our seasonal yoga and diet guides to stay healthy and balanced in all four seasons.



10 Principles Of Healthy Eating

Quinoa and cooked veggies

The Ayurvedic perspective on food is that everything you eat has the potential to harm or heal you. In Ayurvedic medicine, food or nutrition accounts for about fifty percent of… Read More→

To Be, Or Not To Be…Vegetarian?

Last month, I learned that McDonald’s has gone vegetarian and that bananas may not be. Only days before, the New York Times reported that organically grown food was not measurably… Read More→

Ayurveda and Yoga

Ayurveda oil massage therapy

Ayurveda, the healing system native to India, has been practiced for millennia. Along with yoga, it is based on the Vedas, Sanskrit texts that date as far back as 1,500… Read More→

New to Yoga?

To get the most out of our site, we suggest you take some time to explore before jumping into the practice. Browse our yoga 101 section for general info on the history and types of yoga, then start exploring asanas the physical postures used in hatha yoga. Remember to breathe and always start your yoga practice with a brief meditation. If you are new to yoga, please read our Yoga for Beginner’s page

Yogic Wisdom

These days, my practice is teaching me to embrace imperfection: to have compassion for all the ways things haven't turned out as I planned, in my body and in my life – for the ways things keep falling apart, and failing, and breaking down. It's less about fixing things, and more about learning to be present for exactly what is.
- Anne Cushman

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